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Pulitzer Prize Finalist | Kevin Wilmott Talks Streaming | Dating During COVID-19 | Volker Neighborhood Flags

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Dean Cox
Red Cross and Swiss flags dot Kansas City's Volker neighborhood.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:16: The Kansas City Star columnist has been honored two years in a row.

Longtime journalist Melinda Henneberger discusses her writing and reporting work, which was recognized this week as a Pulitzer Prize-finalist in the editorial writing category.

Segment 2, beginning at 15:48: The TV and streaming shows to watch while housebound

Oscar-winning screenwriter Kevin Wilmott shares his suggestions for what to watch on television and streaming services while spending more time at home.

Segment 3, beginning at 33:38: Dating in the age of COVID-19

Two relationship experts discuss the challenges of and opportunities to look for love and start new relationship while having to maintain social distance.

Segment 4, beginning at 52:18 Flags to honor front-line health professionals

Residents in the Volker neighborhood do their small smart to honor health care workers with alternative Red Cross and Swiss flags.

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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.